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Old 08-05-2021, 02:46 AM   #1
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How do carry your step ladder on back of mh

I've been carrying a little giant mini 17 in the pass thru basement of gas mh. It takes up lots of room there so thinking of attaching it to the ladder on back. What bracket is available to support it? Do you use a chair attachment bracket or ????
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I stopped carrying the little giant I have and just relegated it to home use. We purchased a fold up ladder at CW which is the same as this one from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-...05&sr=8-8&th=1

I folds to about 4x4x7' and it fits perfectly between the sliding tray in the first bay and the wall. Have had it for over a year now and we use it on every stop to install the shades on the windows, loaned to several other campers for repairs, and it continues to work great. I says a 225 weight rating but I am slightly over that and have no issues.

I also use it to access the roof on our coach if need be. We have the 2 piece rear ladder and this ladder allows me to get to the upper ladder and not carry the factory lower. This is way easier to transport than the factory lower ladder section which took up a lot of room in the basement storage.
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I don't carry one on my ladder, I put a 5"x5" pvc post in the full width bay and the same ladder jmck1737 fits right in it.


My neighbor has a Precept so I understand that you don't have an open bay type basement. His has a very long open storage bay that is attached to the bottom of his curbside slide. Can you fit a ladder like the one above in the back of that bay?
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I would be very concerned about that ladder attached to the ladder of your MH! It would be an easy target for thieves!
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We carry the little giant in a bay but it's with other items we don't regularly need to access.

My wife would refuse to travel in an RV with a ladder of any kind attached to the rear ladder of the RV. It does look pretty hokey.
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We carry the little giant in a bay but it's with other items we don't regularly need to access.

My wife would refuse to travel in an RV with a ladder of any kind attached to the rear ladder of the RV. It does look pretty hokey.
Hokey is a portable sewage tank hanging off the ladder.
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Hokey is a portable sewage tank hanging off the ladder.
^Agreed.

Worst is, a ladder, a sewer tote and a couple of bikes.
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We use the same 4"x 4"x 7' ladder. Store mine on one side of the slide tray. Use it the same as others have noted. It can get a little wobbly if all four feet are not level, but I feel pretty secure using it.
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I don't carry one on my ladder, I put a 5"x5" pvc post in the full width bay and the same ladder jmck1737 fits right in it.


My neighbor has a Precept so I understand that you don't have an open bay type basement. His has a very long open storage bay that is attached to the bottom of his curbside slide. Can you fit a ladder like the one above in the back of that bay?
I can fit a ladder like yours no problem however I hate to admit but I'm over the limit of 5he ladder rating. Right now we're in middle of 7 month trip , once I get back to FL I plan on buying a Costco telescoping ladder which has a higher weight rating. That will travel better than the little giant.
I'm wanting a solution for the rest of this trip to get the ladder and a little more basement for the DW trinkets accumulated in our travels
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Thanks to everyone for their input
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How do carry your step ladder on back of mh

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ID:	339263Camco makes this rack to hang equipment on the rear ladder of a motorhome. It works quite well, formed of about 3/8 steel rod, and is very strong.
Ive been carrying our 16 ft ladder on this Camco rack for almost ten years now, with no problem. For six years I carried a Werner folding 16 ft that weighed 40 Lbs. The last few years weve had a 17 ft Little Giant type ladder from Harbor Freight. I switched because the LG type is 10Lb lighter and easier for me to move around. Neither ladder posed any sort of problem being carried this way.
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I would be very concerned about that ladder attached to the ladder of your MH! It would be an easy target for thieves!
As heavy as my Little Giant ladder is, I'm not sure that picking up the Little Giant (and the RV ladder) off the road would constitute "thieving".

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I went with a telescoping ladder so I didn't have to deal with folding type that are too short or a heavy little giant (which I have for home use).

Very compact compared to any other option
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I went with a telescoping ladder so I didn't have to deal with folding type that are too short or a heavy little giant (which I have for home use).

Very compact compared to any other option
Ditto!

We have a 15 Xtend + Climb and it has been great. Would buy it again and in our travels have had others ask us about it and try it.
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